If you’re reading this, you’re probably in one of these situations: you either got your work permit and are ready to come to work and travel in Canada, you’re still in your country’s working holiday pool for International Experience Canada, OR you’re simply considering a working holiday.
No matter who you are, we did some research and also looked at our own program participants’ experiences. From that, we compiled a working holiday packing list of what to pack in your suitcase before you embark on your working holiday in Canada.
Remember: the key is to try to pack only what you really need because anything else can usually be found and bought once you are in Canada. Print off this page and cross things off as you get ready for your Working Holiday in Canada!
The following items you will need to show to the Boarder Services Officer upon arrival to Canada in order to collect your Canadian work permit, CBSA Officers:
Canada has very distinct and different seasons (summers are warm, and winters quite cold):
The list up until here is a general list more suited for those participating in our Working Holiday Vancouver program. If you are planning on coming to Canada via a Working Holiday Ski Resort, then there are other things to take into consideration when packing (especially for the cold weather, assuming you are coming during the winter, and of course any ski or snowboard related gear that you might want to bring)
You will want to also bring (in addition to what was already mentioned above):
Reminder: When on the mountains, make sure to wear 3 layers on top and 2 layers on the bottom!
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